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Schoolhouse open for summer tours

June 20, 2012
Special to the Town Crier

The Poland Historical Society has announced that the Little Red Schoolhouse museum will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month during the summer. The schoolhouse is located at 4515 Center Road at the Struthers Road intersection in Poland Township.

The society's officers and trustees will be available to answer questions and guide visitors during the summer hours. Visitors can also browse through the vintage books, photos, and the many items dating back to the 19th century that are displayed throughout the one-room schoolhouse.

The first summer open house was held June 10 with many Poland residents enjoying their visit to the past. The schoolhouse will again be open to the public on July 8 and Aug. 12. Arrangements can also be made for private tours by calling 330-536-6877 to schedule an appointment.

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Kitty Heineman, Doris Rice and Mary Ina Jones review old Poland school records.

A traveling exhibit of items from the schoolhouse had been on display at several Poland banks over the past two months. It can be viewed this month in the Poland Walgreen's store.

The next meeting of the Poland Historical Society will be held at the Little Red Schoolhouse on Tuesday, June 19. The business meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. program featuring Dave Smith sharing photos and information about some of Poland's 19th century homes.

On June 30, the society will have a display "Celebrate Poland" sharing interesting historical events in Poland. A guided walking tour of historical buildings along Main Street will be on the schedule of events for the afternoon.



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